Indianapolis Public Schools and the Simon Youth Foundation are teaming up for an innovative educational experience for our students. We’re preparing for the launch of Simon Youth Academy at Circle Centre Mall (SYA) later this school year!


The accelerated program at SYA is designed for upperclassmen who may have fallen behind in course credits, but are ready to get serious about graduating on time while learning valuable skills along the way. The program’s motto says it all – “meeting you where you are; taking you where you want to go.” Juniors with at least 10 credits and Seniors with at least 20 credits are eligible to apply for SYA.


Construction is underway on our state-of-the-art facility in the mall, and we can’t wait for our SYA students to see this amazing space in action! Students seeking an empowering and flexible learning environment will thrive in our SYA setting. A blend of classroom and online instruction can be tailored to each student’s needs, and small class sizes will ensure all students get the individual attention they need to succeed.


“We are thrilled to be able to offer a new option to our students in IPS,” said Teresa James-Robinson, Coordinator of Simon Youth Academy at Circle Centre. “Our goal is to provide a different type of educational environment that will offer students the opportunity to accelerate their coursework, gain exposure to a variety of careers through internships and explore commercial photography and digital marketing.  We are looking forward to helping students reach their academic and career goals at Simon Youth Academy at Circle Centre!”


The administrators and teachers of Simon Youth Academy at Circle Centre Mall are dedicated to providing students with meaningful professional and educational opportunities to start their adult lives as happy, productive, and successful individuals. In the same manner as our Career Technology Center pathways, SYA students will have the opportunity to learn a skilled trade before graduating high school. SYA will offer career-based opportunities in commercial photography and marketing/advertising.


Apply for a spot in this innovative new program today! Click here to learn more about opportunities for your student at SYA at Circle Centre Mall.